Open Cretan Stitch

This stitch is an open variation of the Cretan stitch. It gives a very spaced out look and defines the features of the Cretan stitch clearly. It can be used imaginatively as a motif stitch or otherwise.

You need to know the Cretan stitch to be able to do this stitch.

I will be working between four stitch lines A, B, C, D, to illustrate this stitch.

Fig 1: We start by bringing the needle out from B, taking it in through D and out again through C. Keep the needle above the thread as shown. Fig 2: Now take the needle in through A and out from B, with the needle above the thread, as shown. Remember to keep the points spaced out enough to give it an open look.
Fig 3: A finished row would look like this.
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  1. manuela oliveira Portugal Google Chrome Windows says:

    ADOREI este blog. É magnifico, os meus parabéns e vai ser de muita utilidade.
    OBRIGADA.

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